Innoson confirms winning 11 oil wells in Sierra Leone

Innoson confirms winning 11 oil wells in Sierra Leone IVM Innoson Group of Companies has confirmed the award of 11 offshore oil wells to the newest member of the conglomerate, Innoson Oil & Gas Limited, by the government of Sierra Leone during a highly competitive bid process that featured other companies from different countries, including Nigeria. A close aide of...... more

Jaiz bank sells forex to SMEs

Jaiz bank sells forex to SMEs Jaiz Bank Plc, has resumed selling of foreign exchange to operators of Small and Middle Enterprises (SMEs) to open up businesses and boost the nation’s economy amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. The bank noted that “while the pandemic is being fought with lockdown and economies are opening up, we are committed to...... more

IMF may approve Nigeria’s $3.4bn loan today

IMF may approve Nigeria’s $3.4bn loan today There are indications that the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund may approve the $3.4bn loan sought by Nigeria on Tuesday (today). Although the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, had on April 6, while announcing that Nigeria had applied for the loan, said the funds were...... more

Suspected killer of Funke Olakunrin, two others test positive for COVID-19

Suspected killer of Funke Olakunrin, two others test positive for COVID-19 Ondo State has reported three new positive cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of infections in the state to seven. The state governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, announced this in a series of tweets on Sunday. He disclosed that one of the new cases was one a suspect arraigned in a...... more

Electricity tariff to increase on Wednesday

Electricity tariff to increase on Wednesday Nigerians will from Wednesday, April 1, 2020, pay more for electricity. The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission had disclosed this in its December 2019 Minor Review of Multi-Year Tariff Order 2015 and Minimum Remittance Order for the Year 2020. However, investigations revealed that the decision to increase tariff had not yet been...... more

COVID-19: CBN suspends cheques clearing instruments

COVID-19: CBN suspends cheques clearing instruments    The Central Bank of Nigeria on Monday suspended indefinitely, the clearing of cheques instruments in the Nigerian clearing system The apex bank said this in a circular released on Monday to all Deposit Money Banks and the Nigeria InterBank Settlement System. The circular with reference number BKS/DIR/GEN/ClR/O7/002 was signed by the...... more

Tragedy: Anambra Mopol commander, wife die in auto crash, son, daughter survive

Tragedy: Anambra Mopol commander, wife die in auto crash, son, daughter survive The Commander of Onitsha MOPOL 54 in Anambra State, Abdulahi Ibrahim, an Assistant Commissioner of Police and his wife have died in an auto crash. The two died on Friday at Okene bypass in Kogi State. Their daughter and son however survived the crash, and were rushed to the hospital where...... more

COVID-19: UK returnee staff of Fidelity Bank tests positive

COVID-19: UK returnee staff of Fidelity Bank tests positive Fidelity Bank on Thursday revealed that one of its staff who returned from a holiday in the United Kingdom has tested positive for coronavirus. The bank noted that the individual had embarked on self-isolation upon his arrival in the country in line with its policy that mandates staff/family members who have...... more

CBN devalues naira as analysts appraise market situation

CBN devalues naira as analysts appraise market situation As the Coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic continues to take a toll on the Nigerian economy, the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has technically devalued the naira to reflect market conditions as analysts and market operators said they are not surprised. Information gathered from Investor/Exporter, I&E, window revealed that though the closing price...... more

Bill to ban plastics production in Nigeria ready soon

Bill to ban plastics production in Nigeria ready soon THE National Assembly and the federal ministry of environment are putting the finishing touches to a bill meant to prohibit the production of plastics, which pollute the environment. Senator Tolulope Odebiyi, member of the Senate Committee on Marine Transport, disclosed this in Lagos at the launch of the Maritime Action Plan...... more

Dangote invests N63bn in Enugu-based automaker, buys 3,500 trucks

Dangote invests N63bn in Enugu-based automaker, buys 3,500 trucks Dangote Group has entered into a long-term agreement with an Enugu-based automaker, Transit Support Services Limited, for the supply of Shacman trucks being assembled at the Anambra Motor Manufacturing Company Limited’s factory in Emene, Enugu. Already, the group has purchased 3,500 trucks from the automaker worth N63bn, according to the Managing...... more

Nigerians spent N509.8bn on imported used vehicles in nine months

Nigerians spent N509.8bn on imported used vehicles in nine months Within a nine-month period covering January to September this year, Nigerians spent about N509.8bn importing used vehicles into the country. The figure was arrived at based on  an analysis of the foreign trade in good statistics obtained from the National Bureau of Statistics. The cars were imported into Nigeria from the...... more

Tony Elumelu entrepreneurship programme gets $5m AfDB grant

Tony Elumelu entrepreneurship programme gets $5m AfDB grant The board of directors of the African Development Bank has approved a grant of $5m to enable the Tony Elumelu Foundation entrepreneurship programme to scale up its outreach and impact to 1,000 select youth entrepreneurs. The grant followed the signing of a letter of intent between the bank and the Tony...... more

Atiku reacts to Sowore’s rearrest, says Nigeria under tyranny

Atiku reacts to Sowore’s rearrest, says Nigeria under tyranny Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar on Friday said the invasion of the Federal High Court, Abuja, to arrest Sahara Reporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore, was a violation of democratic norms. “Nigeria is not a dictatorship,” Atiku tweeted. “We are a democracy, no matter how inconvenient this fact is to the...... more

How to apply for Central Bank of Nigeria N10,000,000 Collateral-free Loan for small businesses

How to apply for Central Bank of Nigeria N10,000,000  Collateral-free Loan for small businesses  The Central Bank of Nigeria is giving collateral free loans of up to N10,000,000 (Ten million Naira) to small businesses in a scheme called; Agric-Business/Small and Medium Enterprises Investment Scheme (AGSMEIS) Introduction  The Scheme supports governments policy measures for the promotion of agricultural businesses, micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) as...... more

President Buhari wants Attorney-General’s approval of businesses in new request

President Buhari wants Attorney-General’s approval of businesses in new request President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the Nigeria Senate seeking an amendment to the Companies and Allied Matters Act, 1990 to preserve the powers of the Attorney-General’s approval of business registration. President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan reading the executive communication on Thursday, added that the amendment of the...... more

El-Rufai kneels, begs Kogi people to forgive Yahaya Bello

El-Rufai kneels, begs Kogi people to forgive Yahaya Bello Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State on Thursday knelt before the people of Kogi State, asking them to forgive Governor Yahaya Bello for any wrong he had done. The Deputy Governor of Edo State, Philip Shaibu, also knelt down next to el-Rufai. However, Bello did not join them in kneeling down....... more

Trans-Saharan route: Abuja-Algiers road ready in three years —Fashola

Trans-Saharan route: Abuja-Algiers road ready in three years —Fashola Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, says the trans-Saharan roads linking Abuja with Algiers in Algeria will be completed in three years. Fashola said this during a joint inspection visit to the on-going Abuja-Keffi-Akwanga-Lafia-Markudi and the Abuja-Kaduna roads which are part of the trans-saharan roads. The inspection was part of...... more

IPMAN hails Gov. Ugwuanyi for lifting ban on its operations

IPMAN hails Gov. Ugwuanyi for lifting ban on its operations The National leadership of  Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has commended the Governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for rescinding the  order banning the operations and activities of the association in the state The National President of IPMAN, Elder Chinedu Okoronkwo and the Secretary Alhaji Danladi, in a press...... more

PDP demands investigation of Balogun Market fire

PDP demands investigation of Balogun Market fire The Peoples Democratic Party has called for immediate investigation on the cause of fire incident that ravaged parts of the Balogun Market in Lagos State. The party, in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, made the call on Thursday in Abuja. Ologbondiyan also called for investigation on...... more

Goods worth millions of Naira destroyed in Balogun market fire

Goods worth millions of Naira destroyed in Balogun market fire Commercial activities were paralysed in parts of Balogun market on Lagos Island on Tuesday when a Plaza near the market went up in flames. Investigation indicated that Brasas Plaza on Martins Street had an electrical fault on its fifth floor which led to the fire outbreak. Brasas Plaza, a five-storey building,...... more

Sowore rejects Apostle Suleman’s surety offer

Sowore rejects Apostle Suleman’s surety offer The legal team of Sahara Reporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore, has rejected a possible offer by President, Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide, Apostle Johnson Suleman, to stand surety for the detained activist. Suleman had in a tweet on Monday expressed concerns that though Sowore had hurt many people in the past — including Suleman himself...... more

Gov. Bello flags off Adumu-Ogugu Erosion Control, Inspects road project

Gov. Bello flags off Adumu-Ogugu Erosion Control, Inspects road project Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, Sunday, flagged off the Adumu-Ogugu erosion control project in Ogugu just as he inspected some road construction projects initiated by his administration as part of programmes lined up for his reelection campaign tour.  This is coming less than two weeks before the state governorship election slated...... more

Kogi 2019: My Pact with Idah Federal Constituency, by PDP's Musa Wada

Kogi 2019: My Pact with Idah Federal Constituency, by PDP's Musa Wada * Says neglect of Ibaji area pathetic  PDP Governorship candidate for November 16 election, Engr. Musa Wada, said the pact between his administration and people of Idah federal constituency when elected would be the urgent redress of the wrongs meted out to the area by the outgoing government of Yahaya Bello....... more

Arik Air not suitable as national carrier, says Aviation Minister

Arik Air not suitable as national carrier, says Aviation Minister The Federal Government has dismissed the call to convert Arik Air into a national carrier rather than establishing a new one from scratch. Briefing State House correspondents after a meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the presidential villa, Abuja on Wednesday, Minister...... more

Pencil Coy seeks FG support to produce 450m dozen annually

Pencil Coy seeks FG support to produce 450m dozen annually Mr. Muideen Ibrahim, Managing Director, BAMIB Resources and Investment Company Limited, has called on the Federal Government to support the company to increase its production to 450 million of pencil dozen per annual. Ibrahim told the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja that the company currently produced 2.4 million dozen per...... more

One killed, two injured as thugs ambush Kogi PDP guber candidate’s convoy

One killed, two injured as thugs ambush Kogi PDP guber candidate’s convoy An ambush on the convoy of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Engr. Musa Wada, on Saturday at Anyigba in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State has left one person dead and two others injured. Wada was on his way to Kogi East PDP stakeholders’ meeting when the incident...... more

FG pledges support for Onitsha fire victims

FG pledges support for Onitsha fire victims The Federal Government has assured victims of Wednesday’s fire incident at the Ochanja Market, Onitsha in Anambra State, of its support towards ameliorating their plights. Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Umar-Farouq, gave the assurance on Friday in Onitsha when she visited the market to ascertain...... more

Enugu Butchers resolve 3-yr crisis, elect new officers

Enugu Butchers resolve 3-yr crisis, elect new officers THE Enugu Urban Butchers Association, Ogbete Main Market Branch, has finally laid to rest the leadership crisis that prevented it from  electing new leaders for over three years after the tenure of the former executive led by Osita Nnamani expired. The association was engulfed with crisis following the expiration of tenure...... more

Protests spread, 125 arrested, police guard embassies, MTN

Protests spread, 125 arrested, police guard embassies, MTN • Nigeria, Malawi issue travel alerts, Zambian radio bans South African songs • My sister-in-law was burnt alive during attacks, says Nigerian • Buhari warns against reprisals Protests against xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa continued on Wednesday with the Federal Government declaring that Nigeria would boycott the World Economic...... more

 

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